Stagecoach has placed record orders for almost 570 new buses valued at over £100million. ADL is again the major supplier, with 357 complete vehicles and 128 bodies on other makers' chassis. A surprise order will see Volvo and Wrightbus deliver 32 B5LH hybrid double-deckers for operation in London. They will be accompanied by 40 ADL Enviro400H hybrids. These are the only hybrids ordered, although Scania will be supplying 23 low-carbon gas-powered single-deckers for the group's Sunderland fleet, along with 97 diesel buses for other regional businesses.
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